Welcome to Tigress. The mission of Tigress is to support the lifelong physical , emotional and psychological safety of women and children, and to foster a community where all types bullying are eliminated.
We accomplish this through:
• Services - High quality, self defense and confidence training in settings that protect the dignity, privacy, and rights of each individual.
• Education & Prevention - Effective, simple, age appropriate, comprehensive sf defense and bully proofing education that furthers understanding of bully behavior, proper safety response and inner peace through training.
• Advocacy - Actively protecting the fundamental right to self-determination, and the right to safety and freedom of will.
Tigress, the nation’s only truly free self defense program, was formed in May 2013 with the disillusion of the 3 year old Tiger by the Tail, creating the only nonprofit that provides self defense training to women at no charge to the student. We draw our understanding of the setu needs of women and children from our own abuse and bullying experiences and martial arts training . We provide services in 3 training facilities, lead the physical safety effort in Utah, and are the primary effective defenders of women's safety and bully proofing in Utah.
We are reliant on volunteers to provide policy direction through our board of directors, and to augment our staff by fulfilling the roles they are truly best at: being ambassadors of our movement in their own communities. Volunteers help us staff our soils as instructors, serve at safety fair information booths, create more depth in our educational experiences, raise money for our issues, and at the highest level, govern our organization. Our supporters have the ability to garner the additional loyalty and support of their friends and family – through donations, advocacy, and recruitment of additional volunteers. They are our best representatives of our strengths.
We believe everyone has the right to freedom of will without violent or nonviolent coercion , and that every child should not be frightened to go to school. Tigress is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain physical , emotional and psychological safety of women and children, and to foster a community where all types bullying are eliminated.
Number of Employees: 1 (Total)
Number of Volunteers: 6 Instructors
Number of locations: 3
Salt Lake City (coming soon)
7-10 More Coming Fall 2015
Clients: Women’s Self Defense Services:
Holding Out Help
Veterans Hospital SLC
Bully Proofing Services:
Middle and high school age students and their families.
Registered voters who believe in individual rights and are able to donate time or money; Tigress' primary financial supporters are organizations that service marginalized women and children.
We provide the most effective instrument in personal safety: honest confidence.
Over 90 percent of our services are rebuilding self worth, confidence and determination. Our certified instructors provides a kind heart and the simplest and most effective self defense training available. We promise to be there for individuals, families, and communities – providing rebuilding for even the most marginalized groups; giving respectful and nonjudgmental advice and support; and serving those who might otherwise not have access to professional and compassionate self defense training.
Self Defense Services by the numbers:
Instructor Hours 2015*: 326
Instructor Hours 2014: 497
Instructor Hours 2013: 323
*Up to date
We believe that bully proofing is the best way to stay safe next to bullies stopping their assault.
We are here as a resource for parents, teens, families, and professionals, because having conversations about bullying doesn’t have to be only about hurting others, and unnecessary violence. Sharing your values and providing accurate and honest information is the most important thing anyone can do to ensure everyone gets the information they need to be safe.
Our bully proofing services include: workshops for parents and kids together; programs for school, youth, religious, and community groups; education publications; resources; and professional development.
We’re here because we make communities safer.
Safe individuals make safe communities and safe communities help individuals lead happy lives. We will always be dedicated to protecting women’s and children's freedom and access to safety and happiness.
Tigress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.
Agency Funding by the numbers
Operating Budget: $450,000
Individual Donations/Pledges $300
Corporate Donations/Pledges $3,000
Foundation Grants/Pledges $40,000 and growing
Legacy Giving $0